Camilla Cobb’s journey is deeply rooted in the rich history of her family’s homestead just south of Valleyview. Raised on the land her grandfather, Domenic Properzi, built and cleared with his own hands, Camilla’s early years were shaped by the rugged beauty of the surroundings.
From childhood, Camilla found joy in the simple pleasures of rural life, whether it was hunting amidst the whispering trees, horseback riding across expansive fields, or navigating the rugged trails on a quad in the warmer months. Winter brought a different kind of excitement as she embraced the thrill of ski-dooing, and the Little Smoky River became a natural playground for swimming and reflection.
Fond memories of driving the tractor with her dad to check on neighbors’ cows or lull her to sleep marked the charming and industrious character of her upbringing. After high school, Camilla embarked on a new chapter, moving to Central Alberta with her high school sweetheart. Real estate beckoned, and she quickly found her niche, eventually co-founding a modular home company with her Aunt.
The establishment of Light House Point, a RTM community in Sylvan Lake, became a testament to Camilla’s entrepreneurial spirit. Sylvan Lake captured her heart, and it soon became her permanent home. Immersed in the local community, she thrived as a director of the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce and actively participated in various town committees.
Camilla’s true passion emerged in the intricate dance of home construction. Joining forces with a local builder, she found herself deeply engaged in the building process, marking a significant turning point in her career. Alongside her professional pursuits, she became a dedicated mom to Domenic, who was born on a serendipitous 08-09-10, a numerical alignment she only realized a year later.
Weekends find Camilla on the sidelines, cheering on Domenic as he carves his path in hockey as a center man on a U15 team. Beyond her professional and family life, Camilla’s heart yearns for a canine haven, dreaming of a dog sanctuary for rescued dogs. Her passion for four-legged friends is evident, with a delightful touch – all her pets share names starting with the letter ‘D,’ from Daisy and Diesel to the current duo, Duchess and Duke.
Camilla Cobb’s story is a tapestry of family, resilience, and passion, woven against the backdrop of Alberta’s sweeping landscapes and the tight-knit community of Sylvan Lake.
Because Farming is Forever
Market Report – Cassie Dawson
This morning brought good news to the canola market, with ICE canola features up $4 to $8/MT, playing catch up with the intense gains in Chicago soy market throughout the beginning of the week. Although soybeans and meal gains have been turned into miniscule declines as of this morning, canola is managing to hold its gains. However, the drastic increase in rapeseed being imported to Canada is likely to play a role in future canola pricing.
Canola pricing still seems a little unsure, with increases being made but not as drastically as in the US. We are seeing a wide array of pricing, from the low $15’s up to the mid-high $16’s. A majority of it is sitting between $15.60/bu to $16/bu as of this morning, with higher spot pricing further into the $16’s as we go into the New Year.
Barley marketers should take note that although there is a projected record large in the US corn market, and the demand is ever steady, it still suggests a year-end carryout build of slightly over 2 billion bushels. With the projected production threat to South American corn, it seems difficult to believe a price rally is on the horizon.
Again, we are seeing a wide range in barley pricing, depending on location. Most barley pricing is hovering between $5.80/bu to $6.10/bu, with some anomaly pricing as low as $5.45/bu and up to $6.40/bu for the remainder of 2023, and into early 2024.
Wheat markets have been playing a steady up and down game this week. Winter wheat is down a few cents, while spring wheat is up a few cents. US wheat supplies are the second lightest they have been in 10 years, although the trade wants to see an increase in US wheat exports to constitute a price increase. Wheat prices are being heavily impeded by Russia’s steady supply of cheap wheat, while Ukraine export is substantially lower than normal due to the war.
Wheat prices seem to be hovering around the same spot they have been, around $8.10/bu to $8.15/bu for feed grade, and $0.40 to $0.60 cents higher for graded. With Ukraine gaining insurance on their grain export ships, it will be interesting to see how the suspected increase in export will impact wheat pricing over here.
Seller Tip: With the holidays fast approaching, it is imperative to market your grain as soon as possible. We are already seeing buyers and truckers booking up into late February-early March 2024. Not to mention that winter conditions and road bans are coming up shortly. If you have grain to move from now until March or later of next year, give us a call today at 1-888-969-5552 to get your grain on the road to a new home!